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The Resource How sweet the sound : music in the spiritual lives of Americans, David W. Stowe

How sweet the sound : music in the spiritual lives of Americans, David W. Stowe

Label
How sweet the sound : music in the spiritual lives of Americans
Title
How sweet the sound
Title remainder
music in the spiritual lives of Americans
Statement of responsibility
David W. Stowe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "How Sweet the Sound traces the evolution of sacred music from colonial times to the present, from the Puritans to Sun Ra, and shows how these cultural encounters have produced a rich harvest of song and faith." "Pursuing the intimate relationship between music and spirituality in America, Stowe focuses on the central creative moments in the unfolding life of sacred song. He fills his pages with the religious music of Indians, Shakers, Mormons, Moravians, African-Americans, Jews, Buddhists, and others. Juxtaposing music cultures across region, ethnicity, and time, he suggests the range and cross-fertilization of religious beliefs and musical practices that have formed the spiritual customs of the United States, producing a multireligious, multicultural brew."
  • "Stowe traces the evolution of sacred music from hymns to hip-hop, finding Christian psalms deeply accented by the traditions of Judaism, and Native American and Buddhist customs influenced by Protestant Christianity. He shows how the creativity and malleability of sacred music can explain the proliferation of various forms of faith and the high rates of participation they've sustained. Its evolution truly parallels the evolution of American pluralism."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stowe, David W.
Dewey number
781.7/00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML2911
LC item number
.S76 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sacred songs
  • Church music
  • Music
  • Chants sacrés
  • Musique
  • Musique d'église
  • Chants sacrés
  • Musique d'église
  • Musique
  • Church music
  • Music
  • Sacred songs
  • United States
  • Geistliche Musik
  • USA
  • Kirchenmusik
  • USA
Label
How sweet the sound : music in the spiritual lives of Americans, David W. Stowe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
O for a thousand tongues to sing -- Singing independence -- Marching to Zion -- Holding the fort -- Dances with ghosts -- Onward Buddhist soldiers -- Yossele, Yossele! -- Come Sunday -- From Ephrata (F-Ra-Ta) to Arkestra -- The nation with the soul of a church -- Coltrane and beyond
Control code
ocm53831743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780674012905
Lccn
2003067543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53831743
  • (OCoLC)53831743
Label
How sweet the sound : music in the spiritual lives of Americans, David W. Stowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
O for a thousand tongues to sing -- Singing independence -- Marching to Zion -- Holding the fort -- Dances with ghosts -- Onward Buddhist soldiers -- Yossele, Yossele! -- Come Sunday -- From Ephrata (F-Ra-Ta) to Arkestra -- The nation with the soul of a church -- Coltrane and beyond
Control code
ocm53831743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780674012905
Lccn
2003067543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53831743
  • (OCoLC)53831743

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